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OFFICE OF AUXILIARY & BOATING SAFETY (CG-BSX) IBWSS 2014 Brief CAPT Jon Burton, CG-5PC CAPT Tom Boross, CG-BSX 15 APR 2014 “Strengthen our partnerships.

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1 OFFICE OF AUXILIARY & BOATING SAFETY (CG-BSX) IBWSS 2014 Brief CAPT Jon Burton, CG-5PC CAPT Tom Boross, CG-BSX 15 APR 2014 “Strengthen our partnerships – I am committed to partnerships. They are a force multiplier.” ADM Bob Papp

2 CG-5P Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy CG-5P RDML Joseph Servidio Division Chief, Auxiliary Division CG-BSX-1 CDR Michael DaPonte 11 APR 2014 Chief, Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety CG-BSX CAPT F. Thomas Boross Division Chief, Boating Safety CG-BSX-2 Jeff Hoedt Director of Inspections & Compliance CG-5PC CAPT Jonathan Burton Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy CG-5P RDML Paul Thomas

3 2014 Programmatic Developments u CG-5P’s top priority remains Trust Fund Re- authorization u Sequestration Impacts: reduced funding, personnel reduction, reduction in travel & outreach efforts u Benchmarking to DOI’s Fish & Wildlife Service wrt external Programmatic Assessments u Grant Scoring Teams: FEMA, F&WS, CG- ENG, CG-CVC, 2 BSX non-supervisory

4 CG-BSX CAPT F. Thomas Boross, Office Chief CG-BSX CDR Michael DaPonte, Division Chief Auxiliary Division CG-BSX-1 Jeff Hoedt, Division Chief Boating Safety CG-BSX-2 Steve Minutolo Br. Ch. Administration CG-BSX-11 BMCS Cory Fontenot CG-BSX-12 Doug Luper Training Coordinator LT Mark Unpingco Asst. Br. Ch., Admin. Zigmond Wilson Finance Specialist Donald Kerlin, Br. Ch. Program Management CG-BSX-21 Phil Cappel, Br. Ch. Rec. Boat. Product Assurance CG-BSX-23 Pavlo Oborski, Br. Ch. Grants Management CG-BSX-24 Admin. Asst. Jeff Ludwig Reg. Coor./NBSAC Ex. Sec. Barry Nobles Leg. Coor./Strat. Plan Dr. Phillippe Gwet Mathematical Statistician Susan Tomczuk Statistician Vacant (as of 8/30/2013) Financial Administration Vann Burgess Senior RBS Specialist Joe Carro Program Analyst John Hutchison RBS Outreach Coor. Wayne Stacey Program Analyst Eric Johnson Engineer/Mfg. Outreach Po Chang Engineer/Mfg. Outreach Louis Novak Engineer/Mfg. Outreach Kerry Freese Technical Writer Michael Jendrossek RBS Specialist/Marine Investigator Jack Roberts Grants Coor. Lynne McMahan Grants Coor. Kathleen Poole Grants Coor. Carlin Hertz Grants Coor. Gary Jensen Grants Coor. Jakeea King Contractor CWO3 Darren Pauly Factory Visit Coor. Rachel Warner Contractor Harry Hogan Contractor Suzanne Heiler-Brown Contractor Vacant (as of 6/26/13) Program Analyst YN1 Quentin Ramos Division Admin. Asst. 11 APR 2014 Program Operations Br. CG-BSX-22 Red = Funded by the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fun d * = Will be funded by the Trust Fund Apr 2014

5 The Mandated National RBS Program u Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 u Foundation for: Ø Coast Guard to establish safety standards for boat construction Ø Provided Financial Assistance for State & National Nonprofit Organization Boating Safety Activities, including: ü Law Enforcement ü SAR ü Education ü Numbering and Titling of Vessels ü ATON ü Boating Access Ø Improved Accident Investigations and Reporting Ø Learn more at

6 National RBS Program Mission & Performance Goal u Mission: To ensure the public has a safe, secure, and enjoyable recreational boating experience by implementing programs that minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage, while cooperating with environmental and national security efforts. u Performance Goal: As a part of the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Mission, the National RBS Program’s goal is a reduced number of casualties per year through 2017 and beyond. For FY 2013, the annual goal is 3,880 casualties or less (3,212 injuries & 668 deaths).

7 2012 Recreational Boating Market Estimates and Accidents u Market Estimates: Ø 74+ Million recreational boaters (all ages) Ø 12+ Million state registered boats Ø 9+ Million more unregistered boats (canoes, kayaks, etc.) u Reported CY 2012 Boating Accidents At A Glance Ø 4,515 reported boating accidents Ø 651 deaths Ø 3,000 injuries Ø $38 million in property damage

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9 National Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program RBS – A Partnership Program Key Partners: u Federal, State, Tribal and Local Agencies u Boat/Equipment Manufacturers & Retailers u Incredible volunteer organizations

10 National RBS Program Strategic Plan - Objectives 1. Increase the number of persons who complete a boating safety course or test that conforms to the National Boating Education Standards as recognized by the USCG. 2. Deliver effective boating safety messages through various educational resources and media to reduce deaths and injuries of recreational boaters. 3. Increase the number of boaters who have completed advanced and/or on- water, skills-based boating education. 4. Increase adult life jacket wear rates nationwide. Targets: 1. Increase the observed adult life jacket wear rate in open motorboats by 3% from the previous year’s wear rate. 2. Increase the observed adult life jacket wear rate on non-motorized vessels by 3% from the previous year’s wear rate. 5. Reduce fatalities associated with Navigation Rules (NAVRULES) violations by 2% per year from the previous year. 6. Achieve a 5% overall decrease in the number of deaths by CY 2016 (using a five-year moving average) where the use of alcohol or other drugs by a boat’s operator and/or occupants was either a direct or indirect cause of the accident24. The five-year average for the 2005 to 2009 time period was 156.

11 National RBS Program Strategic Plan - Objectives 7. Decrease the recreational boat manufacturer ratio of discrepancies per factory inspection annually by 5% and keep boats with insufficient flotation off the market. 8. Increase compliance levels for specific required safety equipment on recreational boats. 9. Using the baseline BARD data from 2009, work towards a goal of 100% by 2016, for boat accident report completeness, accuracy and timely submission pursuant to 33 CFR 173 and Gather and analyze data relevant to recreational boating accidents and exposure. 11. Improve the effectiveness of and increase access to the grant products of the national non-profit organizations.

12 SFRBTF Monies

13 National Nonprofit Organization Grant Program u 46 USC 13104(c) – MAY allocate up to 5% of all available grant funds for distribution to support “national boating safety activities of national nonprofit public service organizations”.

14 National Nonprofit Organization Grant Program (cont.) u FY13 Ø Allocation: $5.6M Ø Proposals received: 69 requesting $12.6M Ø Proposals funded: 24 $5.4M Ø Additional 9 fast track grants funded $0.16M

15 National Nonprofit Organization Grant Program (cont.) u FY14 Ø Allocation: Up to $4.8M Ø Proposals received: 52 for traditional projects $18.3M 4 for the National Rec Boating Survey varies Ø Proposals funded: TBD soon $ ?

16 FY 2011 Nonprofit Organization Funding Total: $5,589,910

17 FY 2012 Nonprofit Organization Funding Total: $5,381,111

18 FY 2013 Nonprofit Organization Funding Total: $5,599,588

19 Nonprofit Organization Funding Total Last 3 Years

20 2012 Boating Fatalities

21 u Reauthorization of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. Current authorization expires 9/30/14. u Mandatory Education – Proposal to Congress, but has not been acted upon. u Vessel Identification System – Proposal to Congress, but has not been acted upon. RBS LCPs

22 u Accident Reporting u Model Year within the HIN u Vessel Titling (VIS) u Engine Shut Off Device Requirement u Carriage of Emergency Locator Beacons u *PFD Harmonization with Canada (CG-ENG) u Mandatory Life Jacket Wear u Operator to Turn Off Engine – Proximity RBS Regulatory Projects

23 The Latest Measures u Life jacket wear study – 2013 Ø Soon to be released! u National Recreational Boating Survey – 2012 Ø Just released!

24 Life Jacket Wear JSI National Observation Study u 2013 JSI Study Results Indicate: Ø Overall life jacket wear rate remained steady at 22.4%. ( range 21.1% to 23.4%) Ø Adults on open motorboats wear rate decreased from 5.0 % to 4.9%. ( range 4.5% to 5.3%) 24

25 National Recreational Boating Survey 2012 Three surveys conducted: u Surveyed 23,000 boat-owning households. u Survey of Boating Trips/Exposure Hours. u Survey on Household Boating Participation. Boating Participation Statistics (include P.R.): u Recreational boating participants = 74,537,000 u Adult participants (16+) = 57,886,000 u Child Participants (15 or younger) = 15,565,000 u Sightseeing or Nature Observation = 52,365,000

26 National Recreational Boating Survey 2012 (cont.) Boating Participation of US Households in 2012 Region Boating Participation Total Boating Households 1 Non-Boating Households 2 Northeast6,286,000 14,929,000 21,215,000 Midwest8,139,000 18,077,000 26,216,000 South11,552,000 32,058,000 43,610,000 West6,121,000 19,554,000 25,675,000 US households32,098,000 84,618,000116,716,000 1 : Households with one member who boated in : Households with no member who boated in 2012

27 National Recreational Boating Survey 2012 (cont.) Individual Boating Participation in 2012 Region Boating Participation Total Population Individual Boaters 1 Participation Rate (%) 2 Northeast14,290, ,761,000 Midwest19,572, ,316,000 South26,344, ,257,000 West13,966, ,579,000 U.S. Total74,172, ,913,000 1 : Individuals who participated in recreational boating in : Number of boaters per 100 individuals in 2012.

28 National Recreational Boating Survey 2012 (cont.) National Boat Statistics Boat TypeRegisteredUnregistered Total Powerboat10,164,000811,000 10,975,000 Sailboat317,000425, ,000 PWC1,267,000418,000 1,685,000 Canoe274,0002,234,000 2,508,000 Kayak163,0003,709,000 3,872,000 Other568,0001,856,000 2,424,000 Total 12,753,0009,453,00022,206,000

29 National Recreational Boating Survey 2012 (cont.) National Exposure Hours Boat Type Number of Boats Exposure Hours % Total Hours Hours / Boating Day Powerboat 10,1472,035,000, Sailboat ,000, Pontoon ,000, PWC 1,704212,000, Canoe 2,508362,000, Kayak 3,916280,000, Row/Inflat. 1,747322,000, All 21,6113,584,000,

30 National Recreational Boating Survey CG-BSX-21 (cont.) 2012 Deaths and Casualties per 100 Million Exposure Hours State Exposure Hours (Millions) Deaths / 100 Million Exposure Hours Casualties / 100 Million Exposure Hours U.S. Total 3, Indiana New Jersey Michigan Pennsylvania Missouri

31 To Our Awesome Boating Safety Partners, Have A Successful Summit and A Great 2014 Boating Season


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